5 QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM DESIGN CONSULTATION

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Security breaches happen to both large and small businesses. Protecting your entity starts with a robust security system. The only downside is some systems “off the shelf” don’t provide the level of protection unique to your needs.

Security system designs offer an opportunity to build a network of tools, devices, applications, and technologies specific to you and your business. Getting access to this product starts with a consultation from an expert. At Herring Technology, we’ve been designing state-of-the-art security systems for years. Here are a few questions we expect to be asked during a consultation.

What is the biggest security risk my company is facing?

A great security consultant won’t wait for you to ask this question. With years of experience and being “experts” in security, the consultant should have the ability to walk into your establishment and pinpoint security risks. They should pose the question to you, “when was the last time you had a security assessment?” If you’ve never had one, they will recommend they complete one for you.

Security systems are not one-size-fits-all. Security is risk-based, and the consultant should take that approach. Suggesting different programs or technology improvements are recommended. But, it should be followed by supporting evidence based on your unique needs. What you are looking for is a support procedure tailored to your needs. Your security consultant should know right away based on your job what weaknesses might lead to a massive breach.

Who is going to do the installation?

Security consultants are highly-qualified security specialists. They come out to the meeting to assess your needs and make recommendations. A concern clients have is who will conduct the installation. You’ll meet someone who articulates well the strategy and how the system will solve issues and streamline processes. But, some companies will send low-level or inexperienced personnel to complete the process. Numerous problems arise when this happens. Their inexperience would mean that they aren’t aware of problem areas and how to fix concerns along the way.

Work with a security company like Herring Technology and you can bypass these worries. We partner with investigators that have over 50 years of experience to help during the implementation and post-launch. The experience benefits clients two-fold. First,  it’s a reassurance that experienced professionals are conducting the work provided. Second, in the event you need to work with local authorities, the investigators can serve as a case liaison.

What relevant experience will you use to design my system?

Skilled security system designers are very analytical and detailed thinkers. A great match would involve someone who can take a qualitative as well as a quantitative approach to risk assessment. You want to be able to interact with your system once they leave and need to have a basic understanding of what and how the technology is going to perform.

A suitable company can give you the information in layman’s terms. They should breakdown these complex ideas to provide you more information about the products and technology they are recommending. Ask them to highlight what specifics about the performance suit your security needs.

What kind of training will my employees receive?

Some business professionals like to make their jobs seem magical, and impose on their clients the idea that they are the only ones who can work with the applications. A great consultant should have an education strategy to teach your team how to be as self-sufficient as possible. If there wasn’t any mention of handing off the management of the system before the consultation, you should ask them during the event. Just keep in mind these security training processes can cost extra. You’ll need to weigh up the financial obligations to decide whether or not it’s worth managing in-house.

What will you need from me to get the job completed?

It’s possible your security specialist will require some form of support from your or your team members to implement the new system. Have your specialist tell you up front what that means for you. If they have to utilize different departments to get the system installed, you’ll need to weigh up the cost analysis of whether or not that will work for you. These employees might need to stop the direction of their workflow to assist. It’s essential for the success of the installation for you to know what kind of support you can give.

Nashville’s Security Consultants and System Design

All security systems should begin with an assessment. Working with professionals like Herring Technology gives you an opportunity to have someone find vulnerabilities and offer solutions. Our team utilizes years of industry experience to design a one-of-a-kind system. Learn more about our system design services.

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